With all this talk of alpha males in romances and how women prefer them to the more sensitive betas, I can't help but think about another type of guy comparison: blue collar vs. white collar.
I grew up in a blue collar area. My dad still works for the mines, and most of my relatives and friends grew up the same way. I was surrounded by men who wore jeans, t-shirts, and most of them wear ball caps. Some of them had even the tiniest traces of grease under the fingernails, and you would think I was tired of that kind of guy and would want someone more refined, classier even. But you know what? I've always preferred those blue collar men. There's just something about a guy wearing jeans that show off his cute butt that flips my switch, not to mention I absolutely love a guy who works with his hands, someone who does all that physical labor stuff. And if he rides a motorcycle or can fix cars, hey, that's even better. That comes across as so masculine, so capable, and you know, a little grease never hurt anyone, as far as I'm concerned.
Now this is my kinda bad boy! Doesn't he just make your imagination go wild? Or is that just me???
An all-American hero.... yee haw!
Not that there's anything wrong with a white collar guy, a man who looks classy and dignified can be pretty damn sexy, too. A man who looks like he'd take you to the nicest restaurants, go to the opera and hang out in the hottest nightclubs - that's the life for some women, and I'm sure it's just fine. A girl's gotta be seen, right? And why not with this guy?
I know most of us would take a combination of both: the executive who makes deals in the boardroom and then comes home and fires up the grill with a beer in his hand. But if I had to make a choice, I still like my blue collar hottie, and don't much care if he looks good in a tux. However I won't be complaining if he cleans up this well *g*
A lot of women go for the guy in uniform, but I'm more about the messy, tousled look. I've never found the clean-cut look to be very appealing, but that's what makes it interesting. Then there's the whole metrosexual thing, but to me, that's too prissy. I like a scruffy man, one who doesn't look like he's afraid to get a little (or a lot) dirty. I don't want a man who looks or smells prettier than me.
So what's your preference? And why would that be? Don't be shy.... ;)